Dear men, yes, mom was right! Good personal hygiene is one of the most important aspects of maintaining good health. It is, in fact, the secret to success and good health. Good personal hygiene and proper grooming help you ward off many diseases. Moreover, practicing good body hygiene benefits your physical and mental health. It makes you feel good about yourself, which ultimately improves your mental health.

Many leadership consultants and psychiatrists say that too many men bend basic rules of hygiene.  Men who have poor hygiene – bad breath, disheveled hair, body odor, and dirty teeth, nails, and clothes are seen as unhygienic and unhealthy. If you want to enhance your overall health and minimize your risk of infection, you must follow the personal hygiene habits listed and elucidated below:

Floss and Brush your teeth every day: Brush your teeth twice or thrice every day and floss daily. This will minimize bacteria accumulation in your mouth, and help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Wash your hands: Make it a point to wash your hands after returning from the restroom, before eating or preparing your food, and after handling garbage, sneezing or coughing. This healthy habit goes a long way toward averting the spread of viruses as well as bacteria. Keep a hygiene product, such as a sanitizing gel handy for when water and soap is not available.

Shower regularly: Wash your hair and body often. This will keep you refreshed and help prevent skin illnesses.

Shave or Trim regularly: High School is a time when most young men begin to experiment with their facial hair. There is nothing wrong with that at all. However, whether you go with a distinguished mustache or a full-on beard, commit to it and make sure it is well-groomed. Make shaving or trimming more of a gratifying ritual in your life.

Trim your nails: Keep your fingernails and toenails clean and trimmed in order to prevent problems such as infected nail bleeds and hang nails.

Sleep tight: Make sure you get plenty of sleep and rest. This will keep you relaxed as well as reinvigorated, and you will be ready to take on the day each morning. Inadequate sleep and rest can leave you looking shabby and feeling run down. In addition to this, it can adversely affect your immune system and compromise the natural defenses of your body.

Your persona needs to radiate your achievements without uttering even a single word. And you can have such an impeccable look simply by following the aforementioned expert-approved tips.